Research

The faculty of St Josephs College consists of researchers of high repute both in the sciences and the social sciences. Most of the members of the faculty in all the departments hold Ph.D.’s and continue their research actively. Articles are regularly published in high-end journals.

A unique facet of research activities in the College is the inter-departmental initiatives for continued research. This has led to an inter-disciplinary approach by fusing knowledge streams of various disciplines in exciting ways.

The College has many major and minor research programs running actively at the moment and is a recognized Research Centre affiliated to Bangalore University. Presently there are 13 Ph.D. guides and 19 research scholars working under them. Faculty members have obtained their doctoral degrees from their research work carried out at prestigious institutes, such as IISc, IITs in India and in foreign universities as well.

Around 57 research papers in national and international journals have been published by faculty members in the last 5 years.

The following teachers of the College have research interest in a variety of subjects

No. Name of the Teacher Department Area of expertise
1. Dr. Susan Mary Philip Biotechnology Gene Expression Regulation, Molecular Stress Responses in Plants
2. Dr. Grace Prabhakar Biotechnology Classical and Molecular Genetics, Plant Breeding, Immunology, Plant Biotechnology, Biostatistics
3. Mr. Madappa M. B. Biotechnology Genetic Conservation , Biotechnological Tools, Mushroom Culture Technologies, Entrepreneurship
4. Dr. Betty Daniel Botany Cancer Biology and Infectious Diseases
5. Dr. Diwakar K. M. Botany In vitro Seed Germination, Micro Propagation
6. Dr. Jacob Abraham Botany Aerobiology, Melittopalynology, Taxonomy
7. Dr. Jacob Paul Botany Medical and Environmental Microbiology
8. Dr. Jayaram Reddy Botany Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
9. Dr. Nagaraju N. Chemistry Heterogeneous Catalysis, Supercapacitors, Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis and Applications
10. Dr. Michael Rajamathi Chemistry Solid State Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Nanoscience
11. Dr. Vijayakumar Reddy Chemistry Electrochemistry and Catalysis
12. Dr. Melwin Colaco Chemistry Green Synthesis
13. Dr. Ronald J. Mascarenhas Chemistry Modified Electrodes, Electro-organic Reactions, Electroanalytical Techniques, Nanoparticles, Biosensors
14. Dr. Somasekhariah B.V. Chemistry Phytochemical and Biochemical Studies of Medicinal Plants.
15. Dr. Sandra Misquith Chemistry Enzymology, Lectin Chemistry, Anti-coagulants
16. Dr. Shanty Mathew Chemistry Heterogeneous Catalysis
17. Dr. Libi Thomas Chemistry Conducting Polymers
18. Dr. Joyce Q. D’ Souza Chemistry Heterogeneous Catalysis
19. Dr. Suhas Chemistry Nanotechnology for Tissue Engineering and Therapeutics
20. Dr. Nachappa N. Computer Science Multimodal Biometric System, Data Compression, Techniques for Synchronization, Localization and Navigation of Resources
21. Ms. Banu M. Computer Science e-Wallet, Web Search Tools, Digital Currency and Cryptocurrency
22. Ms. Mrinmoyee B. Computer Science Genetic Programming
23. Dr. Subhashini Muthukrishnan Economics Higher Education, Environmental Economics, Labour and Health Economics
24. Mr. Clement D’ Souza Economics Informal Sector
25. Mr. Keshav Murthy Economics Agriculture, Agricultural Trade Aspects
26. Dr. Manojit Bhattacharya Economics Macroeconomics, Informal Credit Markets, Growth and Development
27. Dr. Priyanka Parmar Economics Conducting Polymers
28. Dr. Etienne Rassendren English Cultural Studies
29. Dr. Arul Mani English Literary Studies
30. Ms. K. S. Jyothsna English Cultural Studies, Education
31. Ms. Nalini Pai English Pedagogy
32. Dr. Syed Wajeed Microbiology Signal Transduction in Prokaryotes, Bioremediation and Antimicrobial Drugs and their Assay
33. Dr. Vanitha N.M. Microbiology Agricultural Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Food, Dairy and Industrial Microbiology, Bioinformatics
34. Ms. Jothy Williams Microbiology Agriculture Microbiology
35. Dr. Arun Varma Thampan Physics Neutron Stars, High Energy Astrophysics, General Theory of Relativity
36. Dr. Lora R. Goveas Physics Condensed Matter
37. Dr. Priyanka Mathur Velath Political Science Migration
38. Mr. Kiran Jeevan D. Social Work Rural and Urban Youth
39. Ms. Maria A. Sociology Street Vendors
40. Mr. Jayshankar Zoology Ethnozoology